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Egypt’s new waterway: People power or pipe dream?

A unique type of popular fundraising will allow Egypt to expand the Suez canal. But is the project becoming too ambitious for the cash strapped country?

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Africa looks to step up its dispute resolution capabilities

With increased levels of investment into Africa, the number of legal disputes in the continent is also on the rise - as is the business of arbitration for countries that want to capitalise into this specialty. 

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Nigeria seeks FDI as it steers away from hydrocarbons

The Nigerian government has recognised the need to for the country to diversify its economy beyond the volatile hydrocarbons sector - but progress is proving to be slow.

Nigeria election delay
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Nigeria: On the verge of political crisis?

A six week delay to volatile elections in Nigeria is further denting confidence in an economy already on a downward turn.

Zambia copper
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Zambia copper disputes reflect wider unease in African mining

The ‘supercycle’ is over and miners globally are looking to cut back some $20bn - at odds with the Zambian government’s efforts to to take a greater share in mining profits.

Church apps teaser
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Church business goes digital in Africa

Africa has the world’s fastest growing Christian population, and now churches are reaching out to followers through digital apps.

Shell Cawtharine channels at Awoba in the Niger Delta
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Shell’s Niger Delta settlement could bring more claims

Oil major Shell settled a spill claim with Nigeria’s Bodo community for a record $83.2m. Could more cases be in the offing?

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Gold price rout sparks fears for mining operations across Africa

Amid falling mineral prices, mining communities suffer and government budgets tighten as miners shutter operations.

Nigeria currency teaser
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Nigeria: Currency instability could raise election stakes

Nigeria’s embattled currency, the naira, has continued to slide on the back of low oil prices, closing at record intra-day lows against the dollar, even as the central bank intervenes.

Smartphone eye scan
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Smartphone boom on the horizon for sub-Saharan Africa

Fifty percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population will be mobile phone users by 2020, and higher tech smartphones will play a big role in this next chapter of the continent’s mobile story.

Global Goals will fail without climate pact

Professor Sir Gordon Conway talks to This Is Africa about why a binding climate agreement at COP21 in December will be essential to fulfilling the new UN-led Sustainable Development Goals.

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